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71. Towards a Reference Polyurethane Foam and Bench Scale Test for Assessing Smoldering in Upholstered Furniture
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/8/2013
Authors: Mauro Zammarano, Szabolcs Matko, William M Pitts, Douglas Matthew Fox, Rick D Davis
Abstract: Smoldering poses a severe fire hazard due to the potentially lethal amount of toxic carbon monoxide released, and the possibility to reach flashover (through transition from smoldering to flaming) with heat sources otherwise too weak to directly ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914809

72. Performance Criteria For an ASTM XRF Standard Test Method For Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cements: Inter-Laboratory Study Cements E and F
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1815
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/6/2013
Author: Paul E Stutzman
Abstract: Bulk oxide determinations from a pair of portland cements provides the basis for calculation precision and accuracy values for X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis for both the fused glass bead and the pressed powder sample preparation. This report is ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914657

73. Performance Criteria For an ASTM XRF Standard Test Method For Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cements: Inter-Laboratory Study on Cements A and B
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1816
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/6/2013
Author: Paul E Stutzman
Abstract: Bulk oxide determinations from a pair of portland cements provides the basis for calculation precision and accuracy values for X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis for both the fused glass bead and the pressed powder sample preparation. Approximately ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914021

74. Preliminary Reconnaissance of the May 20, 2013, Newcastle-Moore Tornado in Oklahoma
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1164
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 12/3/2013
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Long Thanh Phan, Marc L Levitan, David P. Jorgensen
Abstract: This is a report on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reconnaissance to collect information on the performance of one critical facility and two educational facilities in the May 20, 2013, Newcastle-Moore tornado in Oklahoma. ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914721

75. Effect of interdome spacing on the resonance properties of plasmonic nanodome arrays for label-free optical sensing
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/11/2013
Authors: Charles J. Choi, Stephen Semancik
Abstract: In this paper, we report on experimental and theoretical studies of investigating how the structural properties of plasmonic nanodome array devices determine its optical properties and sensing performance. We focused on examining the effect of the i ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914277

76. Dissecting Interactions Among Indoor Environmental Quality Factors
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/8/2013
Authors: Hal Levin, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: Many aspects of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and the technologies that control or otherwise affect it are interactive and often closely connected. This has important implications for the design and construction of buildings as well as for opera ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914281

77. Fire Dynamics Simulator, Technical Reference Guide, Sixth Edition
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1018
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/4/2013
Authors: Kevin B McGrattan, Randall Joseph McDermott, Craig G Weinschenk, Glenn P Forney
Abstract: This document provides the theoretical basis for the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), following the general framework set forth in the ,Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models,Š ASTM E 1355. It is a four v ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913618

78. Fabrication and Characterization of a Dual-mode SPR/SERS Sensor Based on Plasmonic Nanodome Arrays
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 11/3/2013
Authors: Charles J. Choi, Stephen Semancik
Abstract: This work describes a label-free, optical sensor system fabricated on a flexible plastic film with dual detection modalities: surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for specific chemical identification and localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914370

79. Stair evacuation of older adults and people with mobility impairments
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/31/2013
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Richard D Peacock, Emily Wiess, Bryan Hoskins
Abstract: Engineers analyze occupant movement data for the safety and protection of a population during emergency building evacuations. Quantifiable variables, such as: stairwell geometry, pre-evacuation delay, occupant speed, and population density form e ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912539

80. Evaluating Fire Blocking Performance of Barrier Fabrics
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 10/15/2013
Authors: Shonali Nazare, William M Pitts, Shaun M. Flynn, John R Shields, Rick D Davis
Abstract: The purpose of fire blocking barrier materials is to reduce the flammability of soft furnishings ( mattresses and upholstered furniture) by preventing or delaying direct flame impingement from open flames and/or heat transfer from smoldering igniti ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913773



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